Households across Wellingborough have received letters in July as part of the annual campaign to ensure that the electoral roll is kept up to date.
This ensure that residents are able to vote in any future elections or referendums. The household enquiry forms (HEFs) have been delivered to every home in the borough and contain the current details of everyone in the household who is currently registered to vote. Residents are asked to check that the details are up to date and return their forms as soon as possible.
The HEFs are addressed “To The Occupier”, and anyone in the household can respond. If the pre-printed details are correct, residents can confirm online, by text, by phone or by post using the pre-paid envelope. If any details on the form need updating, changes can be made online or by post. Full instructions are included on the form.
The HEF isn’t an electoral registration form, but if all the details are confirmed as correct the residents will remain registered. This means the vast majority of people will receive no further forms after returning the HEF. If anyone is added on to the form, they will be sent an invitation to register, which will ask for more details before they can be registered.
If the council did not receive a response by the initial deadline of 29 July, canvassers (representatives of the Electoral Registration Office) may then visit those households which haven't yet responded. Canvassers are visiting properties throughout the borough until 25 October to collect the information on the doorstep. Not responding or providing false information is against the law and can result in a £1,000 fine.
More information about the electoral roll and registering to vote is available on our elections pages or by calling 01933 231 513.